Thursday, August 7, 2014

This Weekend in Blythewood August 7th-9th

Teachers... Enjoy your last weekend of Summer !!
This Weekend in Blythewood
August 7th, 8th & 9th

Teachers... enjoy your last week of summer vacation!



To the Blythewood Bengals for their win over Richland 1! 

Now you Know...The answer to last week's question:  The Langford-Wilson House at 110 McNulty Street was owned by Miss Frances A. Powell.  She was the first female Postmaster in Blythewood. After 1919 the building was occupied as  a grocery store and later as a post office in the early years of H.B. McLean's term as postmaster.  It was also a   branch of the Richland County Public Library in the early 1940s.  Bob M. was the first to write in the correct answer! Thanks for reading the newsletter!
Did you Know...In 1901 George Shealy Langford was born to Clark and Kizzie Langford ( Langford Road namesakes...also found out that Langford Road and Blythewood Roads were paved in 1939). George graduated from Blythewood School in 1917 and went to Clemson.  He later published over 100 scientific articles and finished his career as the Maryland State _________.  What was his job?

    Email your answer to: and get a little treat for reading the newsletter and being so smart!  

Mark Your Calendar

FREE HEALTH CARE SERVICES ON AUGUST 8-9 IN COLUMBIA – For those who need medical or eye care services but do not have the means to pay for them, the SC Mission 2014 Midlands will be offering diagnostic medical care and comprehensive eye care for free on a first-come, first-served basis at the State Fairgrounds. Hours are Friday, 8/8 from 6 AM to 6 PM, and Saturday, 6 AM to noon. Services are available for ages 17 and up (no pediatric care is being offered), and no documentation or ID is necessary to receive services. For more info, call 803-296-2900 or visit

Saturday, August 16, 2014, Blythewood High School Swim Booster Club is holding a Flapjack Fundraiser at the Applebee’s on 10102 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29223. From 8am to 10am, Applebee’s will be serving up short stacks of pancakes for a Tall cause. Funds raised will be used to support the swim program. To purchase tickets call 803-553-1840 or 803-730-7717

After the flapjacks, further support the swim team with a $5 car wash at the same Applebee's (parking lot) from 10:00 to 2:00. Donations welcomed.  Call 803-553-1840  or 803-730-7717 for more information.

Blythewood Electric Vehicle Demo Day Test drive plug-in electric cars on Saturday, August 16 from 10am to 2 pm at the Sharpe Shoppe Exxon, Comfort Inn Blythewood , and Holiday Inn Express & Suites,  Blythewood. This is a free event open to the public, but online registration is encouraged to help manage the event logistics and update participants. Register for free online at

Blythewood Library is calling all children, teens and adults to bring in their completed summer learning challenge booklet by August 16th to receive  your prize.

Don't forget the Family Storytime for all ages, every Friday through August 29th, 10:30-11:00am.  Share stories, songs and fun for the whole family!

You are invited to the First- Ever Blythewood Bike Parade! Saturday, August 16th, Trinity United Methodist Church Parking lot. Children/youth up to 12 years , little ones in wagons and strollers and all ages in wheelchairs are welcome to register for $5.  Prizes awarded for the best decorated entries.  To register or for more information visit: or email Kim at

Blythewood Youth Baseball and Softball League fall registration is on now through August 22. Practice starts August 25th with the season games beginning September 8th.  For registration information go to

Get ready for the Third Annual Big Grab-43 Mile Yard Sale coming to Blythewood, Ridgeway  and Winnsboro  September 5th and 6th. Individuals and businesses can be sponsors for $20 or $50. Go to Blythewood Arts Center, Cotton Yard Market in Ridgeway or the Winnsboro, Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce for information.

     Don't forget our beautiful Doko Manor to book your family reunions, weddings, birthday and graduation parties, baby showers and business meetings!  Give us a call at 754-0501 for information or look on-line at the Town of Blythewood website under Doko Manor.

   Also...Think about honoring a special person in your family by adopting a tree to be put in Doko Meadows. A beautiful memorial plaque would be placed on the tree. Email Kristi Coggins at for more information.